Essential oils can even help treat certain conditions, like headaches or migraines. Different oils offer different benefits. They also provide benefits without the long lists of side effects that can accompany prescription headache and migraine medications. Some essential oils can reduce stress, which can alleviate tension headaches, or soothe pain.
Peppermint oil is one of the most commonly used essential oils to treat headaches or migraines. It contains menthol, which can help muscles relax and ease pain. It’s thought that applying diluted peppermint oil directly to the temples can help relieve pain from both tension headaches and migraines.
If your headaches are caused by sinus issues, eucalyptus essential oils can become your new best friend. This oil will open up the nasal passages, clear the sinuses, and can help relieve sinus tension that causes the headaches.
One study also found that a combination of peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, and ethanol provided relaxing effects to both the muscles and the mind, which could help soothe headaches.
Also great for – Colds